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Nov 11, 2012 8:00am PST
>>> this morning on "meet the press" -- an unfolding scandal in washington. and a new battle over the fiscal cliff. the election celebration is short-lived. a surprise resignation by cia director david petraeus comes days before congressional hearings over the attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi. we'll get reaction this morning from capitol hill and the very latest reporting on this developing story from our chief foreign affairs correspondent andrea mitchell, who broke the story friday afternoon. also the president and republicans get set to negotiate new taxes and spending cuts. is a breakthrough possible? >> i'm open to compromise. i'm open to new ideas. we've debated over and over again. and on tuesday night we found out that the majority of americans agree with my approach. >> mr. president, this is your moment. we're ready to be led. not as democrats or republicans but as americans. now, we want you to lead. >> where does it all go from sneer we'll ask democratic senator from new york chuck schumer and republican senator from oklahoma tom coburn. also we check in with c
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Nov 9, 2012 4:00am PST
the focus is back to washington and whether the white house and congress can put aside campaign bitterness to reach a deal avoiding the so-called fiscal cliff. last night house speaker john boehner insisted he's optimistic about an agreement telling abc's diane sawyer he is, quote, the most reasonable responsible person in washington but he's also not backing off his stand on tax hikes. >> raising taxes on small business people is the wrong prescription given where our economy is. >> is it on the table to talk about -- >> i made clear yesterday that raising tax rates is unacceptable. and, frankly, it couldn't even pass the house. >> at issue here, a perfect economic storm that could have serious consequences. nbc's andrea mitchell breaks it down for you. >> reporter: the campaign was tough. victory is sweet. now comes the hard part. >> on january 21st, 2013, there's going to be a massive fiscal cliff of large spending cuts and tax increases. >> reporter: so what exactly is the fiscal cliff? it's a nightmare combination of tax hikes and spending cuts that congress and the preside
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Nov 2, 2012 5:00pm PDT
in washington, d.c. with the latest on the race with 95 hours to go until the first polls close. good evening. >> reporter: 95, well that. >> can't spin that number. but both sides are spinning the unemployment number of 7.9, disagreeing about the significance of it. but agreeing oddly, they don't agree on much, especially this close to the end, on the importance of the number 18, the electoral votes of ohio that both candidates badly need. so close to the end, you know they're in ohio. mitt romney in etna. >> i'm counting on you. >> president obama in hilliard, caking credit for the auto bailout. >> in toledo, where chrysler is add mortgage than a thousand new jobs on a second shift, not in china, right here in ohio. >> reporter: it paid off for him, a two-point lead in ohio polls. >> this morning we learned the companies hired more workers in october than at any time in the last eight months. >> reporter: it's the last jobs report before the vote. 7.9% unemployment, slightly worse. 171,000 new jobs, better than expected, but not great. >> 300,000 really is where we want to be
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Nov 7, 2012 5:00am PST
washington must come together. >> the nation, as you know, is at a critical point. at a time like this, we can't risk partisan bickering. our leaders have to reach across the aisle to do the people's work. >> give back to america through public service. that is a legacy that we honor and applaud tonight. >> reporter: the president won the slim majority in key states, ohio, pennsylvania, wisconsin, iowa, colorado, new hampshire, virginia and nevada weren't called until early this morning, after he was declared the projected winner. still outstand, florida, where at 2:00 a.m., people were still in line voting. not only does florida still need to count those votes but also we're told thousands of absentee ballotings ths that haven't eve touched yet. that's the latest from us this morning, back to you. >>> he doesn't like to make predictions but he called this race with expert precision. he is our own political analyst. what a night. jim, you're on the money. >> what a prediction. we put you in the hot seat yesterday. we asked you to make your own prediction. you nailed it. tack a look. >> my
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Nov 23, 2012 6:00pm PST
washington. >> reporter: congress may need to drown out the noise next week as they look more common ground to avoid $500 billion in tax increases. several unions launched an ad campaign, pressuring lawmakers to protect entitlement programs. >> for working families, it's not about cutting things we rely on most. >> reporter: advocates for the elderly, weaponsmakers, the oil and gas industry, even charity. >> congress has failed to do its job for the past ten years and they are so far continuing to fail to do their job. >> reporter: rick edleman worries the tug of war could end with no solution. a real possibility, as democrats reject spending cuts and republicans resist tax increases. >> if you're in congress, you can reduce taxes on january 2 relative to the new rates that prevail starting then. >> reporter: it's a dance analysts doubt lawmakers will risk taking. >> since it will affect every voter, i suspect there whether be a deal. >> reporter: lawmakers will start next week committed to compromise. in washington, danielle lee, nbc news. >>> in health matters tonight, news
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Nov 14, 2012 11:00am PST
getting. they deserve all of us here in washington to be thinking every single day, how can i make things a little better for them? which isn't to say everything we do is going to be perfect or there aren't going to be big, tough challenges that we have to grapple with. but i do know the federal government can make a difference. we're seeing it right now on the jersey coast and in new york. people are still going through a really tough time. the response hasn't been perfect but it's been aggressive and strong and fast and robust and a lot of people have been helped because of it. and that's a pretty good metaphor for how i want the federal government to operate generally. i'm going to do everything i can to make sure it does. christy parson. >> thank you, mr. president. and congratulations by the way. >> thanks. >> one quick question -- >> christy was there when i was running for state senate. >> that's right, i was. >> christy and i go back a ways. >> i've never seen you lose. i wasn't looking that one time. >> there you go. >> one quick follow-up and then i want to ask you about
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Nov 23, 2012 5:30pm PST
back home. tom costello, nbc news, washington. >>> this night after thanksgiving is just another night of cold, dark, and curfews for so many people along the coast recovering from the monster storm named sandy. life is still standing still for people from the jersey shore, north through new york and beyond. just tonight, new jersey governor chris christie announced the preliminary estimate of damage in his state alone? $29 billion before it is all over. one of the landmarks that was ripped apart was seaside in new jersey, where the boardwalk was a summertime attraction for millions. pictures of the roller coaster relocated in the ocean have been shown around the world. and now local officials there are considering for now leaving it right where it sits as a tourist attraction, anything to bring the visitors back. >>> and there is a reason to celebrate for some hardest hit. breezy point in new york, where 111 homes were lost. this couple were busy planning their wedding set for the day when the storm hit last month. their house was flooded. the church where they were supposed to
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Nov 16, 2012 4:00am PST
benghazi later in a few weeks. >>> tracie potts for us in washington. tracie, thank you. >>> well, for now for a look at weather. tracking some business stuff in the west. >> the west coast is a place where the storms are going to be. most won't even travel across the nation. they'll be just hitting the coast and weakening and next one will reload. we're watching this morning some light rain around los angeles. notice just green on the map shows light rain. the white is light snow. looks like you have to head up to tahoe here in the central portions of the sierra to get any snow at all. let's show you rainfall expectancy. the most concentrated rains will be in the higher elevations here but as far as san jose, san francisco, northward, you have a better chance of heavier rainfall amounts and near yosemite and higher elevations we'll wring the moisture out. on and off showers in the forecast for everyone today. a bigger batch of rain will come into tomorrow. as far as what we're looking at on the map, here's the next impulse coming down in the jet stream. winds are fast. one behind that
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Nov 26, 2012 4:30am PST
falling off that financial cliff. we'll take you live to washington for an update. >>> plus the one indicator this morning that the economy is not yet feeling the holiday spirit. >>> and what 49ers coach jim harbaugh is now saying about the team's quarterback controversy. next. >> a quarterback that has a lot of experience. >>> welcome back. a good cyber monday to you. take a look at this. that is the distribution center for amazon. you wonder how everything goes out all orderly? bet you've got a lot of worker bees there. no doubt they'll be pretty busy. cyber monday, so many people jump online but it's turned into a season of jump online all the time finding those good deals. we'll have more about that coming up in just a bit. >>> this morning lawmakers on capitol hill say they are working hard and fast to avoid that so-called fiscal cliff. if a budget deal is not met by the end of next month, automatic tax increases and spending cuts will kick in for all americans. danielle leigh is here with signs of a compromise. >> reporter: back from their turktu turkey dinners, lawmakers say
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Nov 12, 2012 5:30pm PST
in our washington news room, good evening, andrea. >> reporter: good evening, brian, new questions tonight on why the fbi did not tell the president or the intelligence leaders about the involvement of petraeus's acknowledged mistress for months, even on new allegations on how it began. we learned today on what was in the e-mails to jill kelley, the family friend whose call for help to the fbi kicked off the investigation. nbc news investigative correspondent michael isikoff. the e-mails accuse her of associating with the general in tampa, but they had accesses on the comings and goings of david petraeus, news that somebody had high access to information. her brother says she is a victim >> my sister, number one is a mother, she has three kids and is very dedicated to the kids. number two, she is a wife and has been extremely dedicated to her husband. >> reporter: who would have access to the classified schedule? the fbi says that the trail led to the biographer, paula broadwell, seen here on a mission in 2010, in afghanistan a military reservist and fellow west point graduate, bro
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Nov 12, 2012 12:00am PST
, the washington post bob woodward. "the washington post" kathleen parker, "the new york times" d helen cooper. first up. barack obama's place in american presidential history was upgrated tuesday with his convincing sweeping re-election by an entirely new american elect rat. -- electorate. >> we are greater than the sum of our individual ambitions and we remain more than a collection of red states and blue states. we are and forever will be the united states of america. and together, with your help and god's grace, we will continue our journey forward. chris: bob, here we are five days later. i'm thinking, i still can't absorb the months and months and months we worried about which way this election mibet go and then to see it go in one simple clear direction. obama's direction. >> and it's a big deal for him. and the interesting question is how is he going to use the power of the presidency? david wrote a really important column about linden johnson saying, what's the presidency for? doing big things. he made -- obama may have that opportunity. he's got to fix the financial hous
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Nov 27, 2012 5:30pm PST
andrea mitchell in washington. andrea, good evening. >> good evening, brian. susan rice, by all accounts, the president's top choice to replace hillary clinton, had hoped to mend fences on capitol hill. it didn't turn out that way. the u.n. ambassador hasn't even been nominated to be secretary of state. but today she volunteered for a grilling in the senate. her critics were not satisfied. >> we are significantly troubled by many of the answers that we got and some that we didn't get. >> the bottom line, i'm more disturbed now than i was before. >> reporter: rice acknowledged today she was wrong on a key fact, when she went on five morning programs and said benghazi was a copycat attack. >> what happened in benghazi was initially a spontaneous reaction to what had just transpired hours before in cairo. >> reporter: there was no protest in benghazi, but she blamed the cia as she did last week. >> i relied solely and squarely on the information provided to me by the intelligence community. i made clear that the information was preliminary. >> reporter: acting cia director mike morrell acco
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Nov 6, 2012 11:00am PST
and maryland and washington are voting to legalize same-sex marriage. voters are being asked to amend to ban gay marriage. in washington and oregon and colorado, voters are choosing to legalize the recreational use of marijuana. and los angeles voters will decide if porn stars should be required to use condoms while performing in adult films. there is a request for more money in the bay area. there are almost three dozen tax measures. statewide, there are 300 revenue raising proposals up for votes. >>> and voters deciding to tax themselves. governor jerry brown is behind the measure. groups have spent millions of dollars trying to defeat. he was out in oakland casting his vote. we have christie smith joining us live from oakland with why this will not be an easy vote and proposition. >> reporter: good morning. a real slow, but steady group of voters here in oakland. governor jerry brown is among the first this morning. he told reporters he thinks the tax increases are a reasonable thing to ask given the alternative $6 billion in cuts. governor jerry brown greeted supporters of proposi
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Nov 11, 2012 6:00am PST
his only television interview to nbc's chrkristen welker. she is in our washington bureau. kristen, good morning. >> reporter: good morning to you, lester. i end viewed steven broil. petraeus was in the comeback forces in iraq. he says he is stunned about the news of his former boss. new details are emerging about how this all came to light. according to multiple sources the down fall of general david petraeus all started with a seemingly unrelated complaint to the fbi. officials say it was triggered by e-mails from petraeus' biographer, paula broadwell, to another woman not related to petraeus who felt she was being harassed and complained to the fbi. officials say in recent weeks the fbi traced the e-mails to broadwell and only stumbled on the relationship with tpetraeus as a result. >> my first reaction was disbelief. >> reporter: now petraeus' former spokesperson steven boylan is speaking out. he worked with the the the from 2005 to 2008 including in iraq. the two have remained close and spoke by phone on saturday. >> he said he had an excellent job, an exceptional family. he h
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Nov 4, 2012 7:00am PST
and governor romney are tied at 48% of the vote a piece. the political george washington university battleground tracking poll is based on 1,000 voters asked between last monday and last thursday. meantime, early voting is under way in 34 states and the district of columbia and 27 million people cast ballots. no votes, however, will be counted until election day on tuesday. as nbc brian mooar reports both candidates are turning to famous names for last-minute help. >> reporter: former president bill clinton may have been losing his voice. >> he has done a good job with a bad hand. >> reporter: in virginia he spoke up for president obama trying to increase a key swing state. governor mitt romney is trying to hold down iowa. a battleground state where he's fallen behind five points in the latest polls. >> it's with the vote of the people of iowa we can't lose. >> reporter: the candidates crossed paths within hours of each other as they barnstormed iowa and six other tossup states. making their final arguments in the last weekend of this campaign. ♪ >> reporter: while the president w
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Nov 9, 2012 7:00am PST
of power." good morning. >> thank you, sir. >> tell me about what's going on in washington right now. everyone is saying the right things. president obama said a couple days ago i'm looking forward to reaching out and working with leaders in both parties to meet our challenges. john boehner said we are ready to be led. is this just honeymoon talk or do the american people have reason to believe things might be different in a second term? >> a lot of it's honeymoon talk. this is the natural result. the president wants to appear magnanimous in victory. the speaker, whose party just lost, wants to be clear that practically he understands that the country voted for an incumbent president as opposed to the nominee of his party, so it behooves him at this point to make the right noises. but it's still friday. sometimes bipartisanship in washington is a little like what mark twain said about tom sawyer and huck finn. there was once an evangelist who came to town who was so good that even huck finn was saved until sunday afternoon. there is a short half life. >> so pessimism about busine
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Nov 7, 2012 7:00am PST
pressure from the outside of washington. simultaneously, there is something else under way this morning within the republican party saying that we have to change. we cannot go on like this, because we keep narrowing the base, and there are a lot of republicans, very senior republicans who have had success in the past who lookedt that primary procedure and saw that as a prescription to what happened last night. they were running a retro campaign in the 21st century when things have changed and the obama were running a post-modern campaign with technology and the diverse electorate. >> some republicans say a soul searching and other republicans say civil war, david. >> no question that paul ryan is a leader of the party. were they not conservative enough? the fact is that mitt romney won a historic portion of the white vote in america and suffered a bad loss, because the country has changed and looks different. they have to become a more diverse party with the ability to shed some of the orthodoxy around taxes, around spending, over the role of government. and this process is going to beg
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Nov 25, 2012 7:00am PST
out at the state department headquarters in washington d.c. it happened yesterday when crews were doing work on the eighth floor. two other workers suffered serious burns as well. people inside the building used hand held fire extinguishers to put it out before firefighters got there. authorities will try to determine the cause although it does not appear to be suspicious. >>> for the first time since superstorm sandy slammed into the east coast, path service will continue. millions of gallons of water were pumped from the track bed and platforms. damaged switching and signal systems were repaired. the trains will begin running between new york and new jersey at 5:00 a.m. monday. >>> here in the bay area, a special fund-raiser will be held this afternoon to continue helping those who are trying to pick up the pieces after the storm. the cats restaurant and tavern will open doors to the community for singing for superstorm sandy from 3:00 it 6:00 p.m. local musical acts will show off talents and you can donate to the relief efforts. they helped follow hurricane katrina hosting a si
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Nov 12, 2012 7:00am PST
fallout from his surprising resignation is reaching beyond washington this morning. >> his admitted affair was first discovered when the fbi discovered threatening e-mails when sent to a woman in florida. she's now identified as a married mother who works as an unpaid social liaison on an air force base. she says she and the general are family friends. more on her straight ahead, and we'll have a live interview with petraeus' former spokesman who talked with him over the weekend. and then we'll talk with the political fallout of all of this with the former speaker of the house newt gingrich. >> let's get to the news first and nbc's andrea mitchell. she is the one who first broke this story. andrea, good morning to you. >> good morning, savannah. law enforcement officials say that it all began with a complaint to the fbi last summer from a family friend of david petraeus as a woman who said she was receiving anonymous computer threat. that launched an investigation that eviolently brought down a storied military career, changed the leadership of the cia and has congress questioning just how
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Nov 13, 2012 5:00am PST
the resignation of the four-star general. we'll have a live report from washington still ahead. >>> and later, black friday may be too late. why stores are now cashing in on turkey thursday and why some say it could come even earlier next year. >>> good tuesday morning to you. taking a live look outside, beautiful look from the south bay this morning, all glistening and lit up in san jose. we're look at the forecast coming up with christina. 5:10. >> moving right along. it is another tuesday and that means another big release of a video game. this time call of duty black ops 2 happened just a few hours ago. scott mcgrew, practically as big as the iphone release. >> it really is. these franchises sell billions of dollars of product. the last call of duty became the best-selling thing in modern history. better selling than harry potter books. per unit it was better selling than the iphone. the interesting twist as gamers load this game into their xboxes, they're discovering one of the characters in the game is, wait for it, david petraeus. there's no indication that he actually p
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Nov 19, 2012 2:00am PST
press," how the petraeus affair and the political fight over libya have rattled washington, just as the president hoped for a new start with congress over the debt. >>> embattled former cia director david petraeus testifies privately on capitol hill, insisting his resignation had nothing to do with the botched response to the attack in libya. all of this as we are still getting a daily dose of unpleasant details about general petraeus's affair with paula broadwell, and the role that florida socialite jill kelly played in the drama. >>> and the clash in benghazi heats up as charges that the u.n. secretary misled the country about the attack on "meet the press" and other programs. >> our current assessment is that what happened in benghazi was in fact initially a spontaneous reaction to what had just transpired hours before in cairo. >> now sparking a war of words with the president, senators are threatening to block her potential nomination as secretary of state. >> the reason i don't trust her is because i think she knew better, and if she didn't know better, she shouldn't be the vo
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Nov 25, 2012 11:00pm PST
has the story from washington. >> reporter: back from an extended holiday and facing a looming deadline, lawmakers from both parties seem optimistic about diffusing the fiscal cliff time bomb. >> unfortunately, for the last ten days with the house and congress gone for the thanksgiving recess there hasn't been much progress made. tomorrow there's no excuse. we are back in town. >> reporter: democrats want to raise taxes on the wealthiest americans and republicans who once refused to raise taxes on anyone ever are signaling their willingens to compromise. >> when you are $16 trillion in debt the only pledge we should be making to each other is to avoid the coming grove and republicans, republicans should put revenue on the table. >> the world has changed and the economic situation is different. ronald reagan and tip o'neill realized that in t '80s. already if republicans have to raise tacks they want democrats to scale back spending on social programs. >> entitlement reform is the only way we will really get the debt and deficit under control and we have to take it on. >> report
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Nov 12, 2012 5:00pm PST
voters in starbucks in the home state of washington legalized same-sex marriage. >>> the puppeteer who performs elmo on "sesame street" is taking a leave of absence after having a relationship with a 16-year-old boy. 62-year-old kevin clash insists he broke no laws and the relationship was between two consenting adults. sesame's workshop says its own investigation cleared him, but it is suspending him for its policy on internet use. other puppeteers are prepared to fill in for clash during his absence. clash is usually behind the scenes as elmo oh voice. he published his autobiography and was the subject of a documentary just last year. >> and we'll be back in a moment. >>> the gender gap is narrowing on the roadways. now it's reversed. the university of michigan found more women than men are now driving. in 2010, more than a million more licenses were issued to women than men. an author of the study says the trend could change the landscape of the auto industry as women are more likely to buy smaller, safer, and more fuel-efficient cars. >> more women than men. >> more women. >> stay
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Nov 25, 2012 5:30am PST
misunderstand risk. an economist, a professor, someone who works for washington, a employee of the federal reserve can afford to misunderstand risk. someone else will be paying the price and our society has never at any point in history had that much people in power who don't have skin in the game. >> goost good to have you on the program. great to see you. nassim taleb joining us. >>> up next on the "wall street journal report," a holiday treat with legendary le cirque owner sirio maccioni and his opinionated partners. one business that keeps it all in the family. >>> and at some point you will americans believe they should be in charge of their own future. how they'll live tomorrow. for more than 116 years, ameriprise financial has worked for their clients' futures. helping millions of americans retire on their terms. when they want. where they want. doing what they want. ameriprise. the strength of a leader in retirement planning. the heart of 10,000 advisors working with you one-to-one. together for your future. ♪ >>> whether you have been to new york on only dreemd of visiting you h
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Nov 16, 2012 5:30pm PST
must balance its support of hamas with need for good relations from washington, and billions in aid. like egypt, they are from the muslim brotherhood, they are trying to channel the power that toppled arab strongmen to topple israel. there were demonstrations today supporting gaza, in yemen, lebanon, turkey and egypt. also different today, hamas has more weapons, including tanks, some are from iran. others taken from egypt, libya, after the fall of moammar gadhafi. but hamas remained vastly out-gunned by israel this is a big gamble for hamas, and many are paying with their lives. most are off the streets, we can hear the air raid drones, the inflaming the entire region. >> all right, richard engel in gaza tonight. one more thing, look at how social media has come into play. for israelis who follow twitter the israeli army is posting real time warnings when missiles are in the air, heading their way. hamas is also using twitter, but in this case, showing the rocket, netanyahu, and the message, sorry, we have been humiliated >>> in this country, david petraeus snuck in and out of capi
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Nov 1, 2012 11:00am PDT
the storm. we get the latest now this morning from nbc's tracie potts in washington. >> reporter: president obama is back on the campaign trail today. new nbc polls show him ahead by six in iowa. but this week, he focused on new jersey. >> we are not going to tolerate red tape or bureaucracy. >> reporter: touring storm damage with republican rival governor chris christie. >> can't thank the president enough for his personal concern and compassion for our state. some folks will criticize me for complimenting him. i speak the truth. >> reporter: analysts say the president is picking up political points. >> the message that christie is sending voters is that obama is doing a good job. that he's somebody who can be trutsed. >> reporter: in florida, governor romney criticized the administration's record helping small business. >> sometimes regulators seem to look at businesses like they're the enemy. >> reporter: he never mentioned the president by name, but governor jeb bush did, claiming mr. obama is making excuses for his failures. >> it's almost as though the dog ate my homework i
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Nov 3, 2012 6:00pm PDT
insist they are closing the gap. brian mooar, nbc news, washington. >>> and this are elections throughout the bay area, as well. one of the hotly contested races in alameda county is for the supervisor's seat, vacated. four candidates are running for the seat in district two. nbc bay area caught up with all but one of the candidates at a forum today, and has more. >> reporter: thank you, district two includes hayward, three of the four candidates showed up and they all have different priorities in terms of what they want to do for alameda county, voters packed the area, during a forum sponsored by the candidates. he is running to finish out the two years of her term. vaje says the priority would be to help the hospital, on the verge of being bankrupt. >> 22% of people going there don't have health insurance, and there are very few places where people can get good quality health insurance. st. rose has been a good quality hospital. >> reporter: he says he has the edge in the race because of his long experience and success as a public servant. >> i have actually been in local and
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Nov 20, 2012 5:30pm PST
technology against 21st century criminals. tom costello, nbc news washington. >>> up next here tonight, an apology that took more than half a century. >>> you know, the old expression riding high in april? the rest of the lyric may be pumping your own gas in november. mitt romney had a campaign plane, secret service detail and motorcades just weeks ago. he was spotted pumping his own gas in california today. looking unlike the man we saw on the campaign trail. he later showed up at disneyland. earlier in the week, he took his wife ann to the twilight movie, later to sammy's pizza. a local place. on the up side he has his life and family life back, after most of six years spent pursuing the presidency. >>> those looking to rent a car at the last minute as part of thanksgiving travels could be out of luck in parts of the country hit by sandy. the storm destroyed a lot of rental cars. to say nothing of family cars, buses, police cars, fire trucks. the rental companies say the shortage is in the thousands. >>> just about every obituary you will read about former senator warren rudm
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Nov 9, 2012 4:30am PST
. tracie potts, nbc news, washington. >>> as tracie mentioned, that fiscal cliff could end up trigger a rise in unemployment. for a more in-depth look at the possible recession that could be causing, we turn to jackie deangeles live at cnbc headquarters. good morning, jackie. >> reporter: good morning, jon. ratings agency standard & poor's says that it sees a 15% chance the u.s. will go over the fiscal cliff next year. however, the agency is saying paul so makers are likely to compromise in time to avoid most if not all potential economic effects of the cliff. meanwhile the nonpartisan congressional budget office says tax hikes for the wealthy won't hurt economic growth but does warrant if america goes over the fiscal cliff the economy will return to a recession and unemployment will go over 9%. president obama is scheduled to make his first public comments since his re-election at 1:00 p.m. eastern today from the white house regarding the economy and also the deficit. >>> the stock futures are trending lower this morning after the major u.s. averages slumped for a second stra
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Nov 23, 2012 5:00pm PST
house. >>> at the white house today, bo, the first dog was on hand for a washington, d.c. tradition, the delivery of the white house christmas tree. a team of horses pulled up the driveway with a 19-foot frazier fir from a christmas tree farm in the mountains. the first lady along with daughters sasha and malia accepted the tree. it will be set up in the blue room and decorated by the volunteers who turn out every year to get the white house in the holiday spirit. >>> back here at home, enjoy the weather while you can. changes are on the way. >> we do have some rain coming in the seven-day forecast. i've got to say 19 feet. that's kind of modest for the white house. >> you're right. >> thought it would be bigger. saturday some sun and clouds. also for sunday, upper 60s and low 70s, and rain returns by wednesday of next week. so plenty of time to enjoy the sunshine before we get changes. >> certainly let's do that. and thank you so much for joining us. "nightly news" is next. and we'll be back at 6:00. good night. orientati black friday is here, so are the crowds and the arrests, for
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Nov 19, 2012 5:00pm PST
a ton of moisture, now up into washington and oregon. that's for the strongest part of this storm system will go. for us, we'll get the bottom edge of it. it's going to be very slow to produce rainfall for us. but we do think we'll pick up anywhere from a quarter to a half inch with this. not going to be as strong as what we had this past weekend. and winds could go 15 to 25 miles per hour. so here we go. for tonight, by 11:00 p.m., we're only expecting maybe a few showers to develop up near santa rosa. then as we head throughout the morning hours, it will be be all about the rain developing for the north bay commuters if you're headed from santa rosa to san francisco. and then as we head throughout the afternoon hours, it is just very slow to march southward. not expecting really anything in the way of rainfall for the south bay. san jose may not even get any showers until we head into wednesday morning. and even at that, a lot of that looks to wash out here from san jose to morgan hill, and also gilroy. do expect the higher totals with this system up into the north bay and also
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Nov 21, 2012 5:30pm PST
washington's estate, mt. vernon. >> still ahead as nightly news continues another annual tradition, the thanksgiving getaway. >>> and today of after a break, we'll see how things are going tonight on one of the busier days on the road. >>> and later, after the breaking point, some families wonder if it is worth it to keep fighting mother nature after hurricane sandy. tradition that millions are part of the holiday getaway, and if you're among the crowds who took a train, plane or automobile or if you're waiting for somebody on their way right now, you may know that this year has been slow going for a lot of people, nbc's ron mott has more on the massachusetts turnpike. >> reporter: hey, there, kate, good evening, pretty smooth sailing at this point. of course, tomorrow millions will gather around the thanksgiving table telling stories. and there are sure to be more than a few tales of woe as people recall just how tough it is to get there. in parts of america, getting a holiday move-on meant a lot of hurry up and wait. >> you try to brace yourself for how bad it is going to be >> you ar
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Nov 23, 2012 5:00am PST
, everybody. giving you a live look. portland, oregon, looking at washington square mall so it's not just here in the bay area. look at this. they're full, they ate too much and i think they spent too much money. we'll be checking in with our black friday reporter, bob redell, in just a bit. >>> 5:24 now. a group of scientists in australia says a pacific island on many global maps doesn't really exist. scientists at the university of sydney set out to explore sandy island. they could see it on global maps but not their ship's map. when they got to the area, there was no island. all they could see was the sea. >> it's completely possible that it was a human error in digitizing these maps at some stage and it's just entered the database as one and it stuck around inside the database because no scientific vessels have actually been in that region for a very, very long time. >> the maps scientists were using was from the world vector shoreline database, the cia and google earth. >>> we brought this to you live yesterday, a record-breaking crowd in the south bay. thousands showing up in san jo
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Nov 4, 2012 6:00am PST
big boost in the nation's capital on saturday. hundreds of people gathered on washington's national mall for a million muppet march, many dressed in costumes drug big bird although that's not his ko costume, kids. that's just a big bird. the event was prompted by mitt romney's vow in the first presidential debate that he would cut funding to pbs if elected president. that was the largest muppet of all time. >>> and finally, to an event where man's love of flying reached new heights and also where it's obvious that sometimes man has too much time on his hands. 30 teams competed saturday in the red bull tournament in miami, flying day in german. amateur pilots used a flight deck 30 feet above biscayne bay to launch their homemade crafts. some of them soared. some of them didn't. and some of them thought it meant something entirely different obviously. that is the news. back to lester and erica. >>> did she mention the time change? >> was there a time change today, lester? >> should really get that if there is. jenna, thanks. >>> dylan dreyer has a check of your national forecast. >>>
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Nov 16, 2012 6:00am PST
to enter a plea in court. susie ko was killed in her home on october 5th. darnell washington and his wife, tania beat and stabbed ko to death and stole her car from the garage. they were picked up five days later in washington state. if convicted, the couple will be eligible for the death penalty. >>> it is 6:53 right now. in san francisco, a proposed law could increase the number of smoke-free apartments in the city. the new law introduced by a city supervisor would force landlords to designate their apartments as smoking or nonsmoking, and also give information to the tenants about this. city leaders say that demand for apartments with no risk of secondhand smoke could pressure landlords to increase the number of nonsmoking units. the proposal would not affect existing leases and could be voted on pie the board of supervisors as early as next month. >>> it's si6:54. nbc bay area teaming up with safeway stores to help fight hunger across the bay area. the end hunger now food drive starts tomorrow. >> it's very simple, very low cost and gets a lot of great things done. bob redell
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Nov 26, 2012 5:00am PST
washington. we get economic reports this week on durable goods, consumer confidence and new and pending home sales. the dow jumping 172 points to 13,009. the nasdaq up to 2966. that black friday rally not looking like it's sustained just yet. back to you. >>> some of the cyber monday deals we're looking at, particularly amazon, marla and laura, half off some of those really big televisions. we talked about ipads. television the other one really that is selling well this holiday season. >> good to know. >> i'll get my wall ready for it. hope you pick my name. >>> take a look at the fog out there this morning. yeah, we're going to have a lot of low visibility. christina really tracking it all for us this morning. and you say it's going to stick around for some time? >> yeah, it certainly is. this is the kind of fog that takes hours to burn off. just like yesterday, if you were up before about 10:00 a.m., likely you saw that fog. this morning we do have some deep pockets swirling around. san mateo, you just saw from that live picture of the san mateo bridge looking rather clear com
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Nov 27, 2012 6:00am PST
washington would have to raise taxes anyway. so anyway dividends now are better than dividends later. >> interesting to see how this is all going to play out. thanks, scott. >> giving money for christmas is always easier than shopping and standing in line. thank you very much. >>> well, investigators right now trying to figure out exactly how shreds of sensitive documents ended up being tossed out as confetti during the recent macy's thanksgiving day parade. spectators in new york city last thursday noticed some of that confetti included social security and license plate numbers. that's not good. some even found notes about mitt romney's police motorcade when he visited new york last month. the debris didn't really bother santa too much but it appears to have originated from the police department in long island. >> i guess they looked like pretty big pieces of confetti. >> let me see what's on there. >> read the fine print. >>> all right, read the forecast for us, meteorologist christina loren. >> lots to read. it's a good read this time of year. good morning touchlt ye you. yeah, th
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Nov 3, 2012 5:00am PDT
host of msnbc's "hardball" and john harwood, cnbc's chief washington correspondent. good morning to both of you. nice to have both of you here this morning. chris, as we look at these numbers, as peter just laid out for us, the romney campaign is really trying to drive upturnout at this point. if those numbers hold with our polling in ohio, is there a path to victory for mitt romney without ohio? >> well, who knows. i think ohio is probably going to go for the president. i'm looking at pennsylvania. i think they haven't spent the time there. romney is going into this weekend -- they think they've got an outside chance at pennsylvania. i don't follow all this theory that it all comes down to ohio. i do think there are a lot more states in play. watching these things and make predictions about presidential election for so long and i always go with one simple principle. look at the numbers on thursday and project the direction they're going in. the direction right now, although it's mild, is definitely going towards obama. so he will be better off on monday and tuesday than he is right
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Nov 23, 2012 2:05am PST
founded by women for women. this is o for opportunity. it's a washington state chardonnay. beautiful, crisp, juicy, $15 a bottle. they have put, since 2006, 40 underprivileged girls through college. >> lovely, very nice wine. >> delicious. >> now breast cancer, a lot of brands give and donate to breast cancer. this is from a breast cancer survivor. they are giving this year, through hand craft, $100,000 to breast cancer awareness and research. $15, but a great holiday wine. >> delicious. >> i like that. >> it's perfect for the holidays. >> beautiful. >> finally, bubbles, girls. little bubbles for you. this is barefoot bubbly. they have actually chosen to help keep beaches barefoot friendly. they have given $750,000 since 2007 to beach cleanup all around the world. >> next time you go to a clean beach, thank them. >> $10 a bottle, can't beat it for the holidays. >> happy holidays, sweetie. >>> next monday, so excited. >> guess who's coming! >> flo rida. jeff: she's still in a game and she's talking to us. come on out! from "the facts of life" >> i'm hiding behind blair.
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Nov 11, 2012 11:00pm PST
oregon and washington. still deflecting most of the energy to the north. not completely out of the picture. if you are in the north bay, sonoma, mend seen know and lake counties youly see a few showers off and on. for the rest of the bay area we will see a chance of rain as the upper low scoots in during the day offi day. stay tuned to jeff and cristina this week. it looks like this system could be on the strong side in terms of the wind and heavier rain coming in. the future cast shows you a few stray showers in the north bay off and on in to tuesday afternoon. on the flip side, areas south of san jose may warm close to 70. morgan hill and gilroy by the middle of the week. warmup for the south bay approaching wednesday. tomorrow we will see low to mid-60s from san jose south. and in to the north bay highs in the low 60s, close to 60 in san francisco and 64 in oakland. the first half of the week is mainly dry. the exception is northern sonoma county. the clouds nil fill in and rain drops will start. looks like a little of that on friday and i have my eyes on that system. it will be
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Nov 21, 2012 6:00am PST
-day tour of southeast asia. he returned to washington early this morning. president obama becoming the very first president to visit myanmar. he also toured cambodia and thailand. >>> fbi agents now investigating hewlett pack card's financial debacle. >> this, according to bloomberg. scott mcgrew, you said -- well, you expected a criminal investigation. >>> hp did accuse autonomy of deliberately hiding important facts before hp bought the company. it's the second american agency to be mentioned in connection with this case. yesterday, hp ceo meg whitman told nbc she did ask for help from the securities and enchange commission and the british agency in charge of investigating financial fraud. hp claims autonomy faked numbers. hp shares fell 12% yesterday on those blockbuster accusations. we've got kids on the nasdaq, santa on wall street and the new york stock exchange. shortened trading day this week. no markets tomorrow. half day friday. traditionally, absolutely no one buy s or sells anything on that half day. back to you. >> time for one final check with christina loreloren. >>
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Nov 22, 2012 8:30pm PST
washington. anyone trying to leave to the airports, should be okay. shopping earlier, heading into the stores, temperatures dropping into the 40s. 2:00, 3:00, 4:00, 5:00 in the morning. coldest temperatures in the interior valleys of the east and north bay and south bay. 38 in napa. chilly. you need the extra blankets. the fireplace, and as we head throughout tomorrow temperatures expected in the low 70s up into santa rosa. 74 in gilroy and 79 in fremont and 71 in redwood city and the hottest spot will be the extreme south bay. let get you nat three-day forecast. temperatures staying on warm side all the way through saturday and as we head throughout sunday, monday and tuesday temperatures start to drop nat 60s and gradual cloud cover increasing with a chance of showers as we head throughout late, late wednesday and primarily on thursday. right now a 65% chance of rainfall so that's pretty good when it comes to bay area standards. rain ahead but as far as tomorrow goes. >> gorgeous. >> so awesome and all the shoppers out there. >> maude -- made the perfect forecast. >> thousands of pem
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Nov 14, 2012 6:00pm PST
made the big announcement this morning in washington. you can see she was flanked by democratic women in the house. the house democrats are united in leading the country longterm. >>> president obama defending his ambassador on the comments she made about benghazi. >> the first news conference since being re-elected, president obama touched on the fiscal cliff and global warming and petraeus scandal. john mccain and lindsay graham accused rice of misleading the american people about the u.s. consulate attack in libya that killed four american diplomats and demanding a watergate style hearing. they said they would block rice's nomination if promoted to a cabinet position. president obama not only gave her the highest praise but came to her defense. >> if senator mccain and graham and others want to go after somebody, they should go after me. but for them to go after the u.n. ambassador, who had nothing to do with benghazi and was simply making a presentation based on intelligence she received and the besmirch her reputation, outrage out. >> mr. graham said, mr. president, don't think f
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Nov 29, 2012 10:00pm PST
be recruited by the country's elite division i colleges to pac 12 washington state. >> how did you get a scholarship? >> the first was prayer and my mother. after i came from high school, i had two years. she said, i'll let you go to high school if you earn a division i championship. >> what he's leaving out is when he left for college, he was only 16. >> reporter: yeah, you could have gotten that up a little higher in the story. you were only 16? >> yes, ma'am. i have one shot to play one year of varsity football, and i have one shot to make it, and due to the grace and mercy of god, we made that happen. >> reporter: on defense, hamza was an electric ifying player. he was awakened by a teammate at 6:00 in the morning. >> my brother was a boxer in the navy at the time, and i thought about if someone is attacking america, if someone is attacking my country, my brother is going to be there. >> reporter: and it must have changed everything for you. how long before people were asking you about your faith, about terrorism, about what you believe? >> i'm sitting in the dorm room watching
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Nov 28, 2012 6:00pm PST
have the latest from washington. >> reporter: he says he wants a deal soon to cut spending but president obama is demanding republicans vote now to prevent the worst fall off the fiscal cliff, tax hikes on 98% of americans. >> the first job is to make sure tax on middle class families don't go up and since we all agree on this we should get that done. >> reporter: house democrats agree. >> if we can get a few house republicans to agree, as well, i will sign this bill. >> reporter: republican tom cole got on board. >> we all agree that we are not going to raise taxes on people that make less than $250,000. >> reporter: house speaker john boehner says no. once tax breaks get blocked democrats can go home for the holidays and on january 1 tax rates rise automatically for the top 2%. worried ceos came to capitol hill saying congress has to avoid the cliff. >> entitlements have to be touched and revenues have to be touched. >> to make sure we have revenue necessary in order to move this economy forward. >> we are willing to put revenue on the table as long as we are not raising rate
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Nov 15, 2012 12:35am PST
to win the affection of one lady. or as they call that in washington, the pentagon. [ laughter ] this david petraeus scandal is insane. it has no signs of stopping and in a weird twist today, it was revealed that a jogger recently found the driver's license of petraeus's mistress, paula broadwell in a park. he knew it was her driver's license, because under "sex" it said lots with david petraeus. [ laughter ] first of all how would you get that made? >> a.d.: how did they fit that in there? >> jimmy: times square or something. this isn't good, it looks like another east coast storm could arrive by next wednesday. [ audience boos ] which is the busiest travel day of the year. yeah. it could prevent millions of people from visiting their relatives. but there's also a down side to it. [ laughter and applause ] that's what i heard. yeah. you guys hear about this? nascar driver brad keselowski has been fined $25,000 for tweeting from his car during sunday's race. [ laughter ] i think that's awesome. actually think we have a screen shot of one of his tweets. i have 42 followers right
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Nov 23, 2012 7:00am PST
in all 50 states. the senate passed a unanimous resolution. how often does that happen in washington? >> that's right. >> and last year we had the president and his two daughters shopping at a local bookstore in washington so i think what's important is, this is not just about small business saturday. it's really the kickoff for the holiday season and a kickoff for support of small business saturd saturday. >> across the administration you're going to be seeing this again. many will be out shopping. many in my cabinet already have plans, and you probably have plans too. >> absolutely. i'll be out tomorrow, guys. thanks so much and appreciate what you're doing, ken chenault and karen mills. >> thank you. >> small business saturday and up next the late-night comics. and it was just like -- this was the car for me. [ ryan ] it has stuff that guys like, like the rims and the sleekness to the body. and, then, had the bluetooth and the navigation that diana really wanted. [ diana ] and it was an se, so it felt really grounded to the ground. [ man ] grounded to the ground? yes, yes! grounde
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Nov 8, 2012 12:35am PST
washington state, spark up a fatty the size of my thumb. >> speaking of fatties, what was up with karl rove tonight? >> i know, i know, right? what's his deal? >> he looks like a pissed-off humpty dumpty. >> he looks like if someone took a tire pump and inflated larry david. >> he looks like if rush limbaugh had sex with a bean bag chair. ha, ha, ha, ha. >> that's so messed up. by the way, by the way, i heard that you didn't even write a concession speech. >> it's true. i mean, i really thought i had this one. what happened? >> well, you forgot about the latino vote. 60% of latinos voted for me. >> which is odd, since 80% of latinos work for me. [ audience ohs ] >> life is weird, life is weird. >> you know what, i'm just gonna focus on the good times. remember that first debate? >> yep. you remember right now? >> ah. [ laughter and applause ] "burn notice." that one hurt. ha, ha, ha. >> you know, to be honest, to be honest, i'm kind of sad that the whole thing's over. >> me too, pal. it's been a wild ride. seems like just yesterday i was debating herman cain. >> oh yeah, the pizza guy.
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Nov 22, 2012 7:00am PST
added he prays to be remembered for what he did right. willie? >> kelly o'donnell in washington this morning, thank you and happy thanksgiving to you, kelly. >> to you, as well. >>> and now let's get a check of the rest of the morning's top stories. joining us over at the news desk is andrea. >> good morning to you all and happy thanksgiving. >>> we begin with deadly attacks in pakistan. a taliban suicide bomber struck a shiite muslim procession killing at least 23 people. more than 60 others were wounded. earlier wednesday, attacks in karachi left at least six people dead. >>> susan rice is defending her initial account on the attack in benghazi, libya, that left four americans dead. speaking at the united nations wednesday, rice said she was working off the best information she was given. >> when discussing the attacks against our facilities in benghazi, i relied solely and squarely on the information provided to me by the intelligence community. i made clear that the information was preliminary. >> rice considered a top candidate to replace hillary clinton as secretary of state ha
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Nov 14, 2012 7:00am PST
warning him to stay away from jill kellly. savannah? >> andrea mitchell in washington, thank you. chuck todd is nbc's white house correspondent and political director, good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning. the president holds his first post-election news conference today. suffice it to say when this was planned military sex scandals is not what he wanted to address today. a couple of questions. how damaging potentially is this to the president politically and more importantly to his real world national security objectives to have two generals ensnared in this. >> police cli -- politically, the white house is not that concerned about it, because this is not quote, unquote, one of their people. here's what i mean by this. david petraeus is somebody that has served multiple administrations, has actually, if you will, probably a bigger political fan base on the republican sued of the aisle. i think that this white house would feel more politically vulnerable if that were somebody that was more closely associated with the president over years and years, so on the politics front, wh
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